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liabilitys of the medicare and social security systems, the position of the united states verges on bankruptcy. because although we have a $10 trillion debt, the unfunded liabilities are $100 trillion. that's something that seems to me one can't likely dismiss. >> rose: a program note. we intended to show you this evening interviews with our friends malcolm glad well and job john grisham but because of the economic story, we will show you those interviews at a later time. tonight, orszag and ferguson when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: peter orszag is here, he is the director of the office of management and budget. called more than just the budget director by the "new yorker" magazine, he's deeply involved in president obama's ambitious domestic agenda as well. that includes health care, energy policy and entitlement reform. he's focus tong country's long-term fiscal health. the administration recently released projections showing deficits growing by $9 trillion over the next ten years. sp
of the world is, the united states and through president obama to announce our intentions and our way forward. but they have a deep understanding of why this is important for nato, why this is important for the larger international community. and i think that given the right measures of accountability that we need to be seeking from president karzai and his government, we're going to see a commitment not just from germany but from many of our nato allies. >> rose: might they make up whatever the gap is between what general mcchrystal is seeking and what the united states is prepared to provide in terms of troops? >> well, i think we have to wait for the president's announcement. but we will be, as we have been, consulting very deeply our allies and talking about what we want to see from them in order to have this integrated military and civilian strategy. because, remember it's not just about troops on the ground, it's about making sure that the people of afghanistan see the results of this effort. that they have more faith in their own government as of... as an entity that can deliver for th
of the world's challenges cannot be solved unless the united states and china work together rts. >> reporter: but there was another challenge, how to address china's record on human rights. the president broached the topic at a town hall meeting with university students in shanghai earlier in the day. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but we also don't believe that the principless that we stand for are unique to our nation. these freedoms of expression and worship, of access to information and political participation, we believe, are universal rights. they should be available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities whether they are in the united states, china or any nation. >> reporter: following past practice for such events chinese authorities detained dozens of human rights activists in advance of the president's visit. mr. obama did not mention the crackdown but he did chide the chinese government for internet censorship. china has 250 million internet users but also employs the world's tightest controls over web access. >> i am a
of the international community but fully engage with the international community and the united states is the one who can do the heavy lifting. there is no question about that. >> rose: and john harris of politiceau.com gives us a one-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that they have somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provid
of the pope. the religion spread to russia, greece, eastern europe and more recently to the united states. today orthodoxy remains one of the most popular form of christianity. his all holiness was born in 1940 on the turkish island of'm bruce. his father was a barbershop owner. he enrolled in a theological school graduating with high honors in 1961. on october 22, 1991, he was elected the 270th archbishop of constantinople. he was enthroned in the patriarchal cathedral in istanbul. from the beginning he has been on a mission to modernize the church and make it more relevant. early on, he became identified with environmentalism by incorporating yet into his spiritual message, he has preached in the spirit of dialogue and understanding among all religions. while there are chrez yas cal differences with the catholic church, he has met with the pope several times. he had several meets with john paul in the 1990s and met with benedict in turkey. he's met with leaders around the world, including fidel castro and moammar qaddafi. his holeryness is well known in america having received the congr
they could actually make a difference with the ballot. >> the united states needs to say to the world we have to solve the problem of our continuing confrontation with the muslim world it has undermined the success of president after president. and we cannot continue that way. we have to find a way to overcome that barrier and therefore israel has to see itself in the context of the whole western alliance. >> rose: friedman, rogan, cohen next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the following. >> each day a billion people won't find safe drinking water. around the world we're helping communitites to access clean water. working to improve lives through conservation and education. one drop at a time. >> additional funding for charlie rose was also provided by these funders. . >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> this was a big week in diplomacy for president oa. last night he returned from a week long visit to asia it took him to j
is that the financial crisis of last year has shaken the chinese perception of the ability of the united states to run the international system so that the chinese are becoming-- especially in the economic field-- a lot more assertive than they have ever been before. >> rose: we conclude this evening with melinda gates talking about global health, the bill and melinda gates foundation, and the relationship between the two of them. >> i just can't tell you how when, you know, i'll come back from the developing world, the first person i want to talk to and the first person that wants to talk to me is bill. he wants to hear what i've learned, hear what i'm excited about, i want to tell him what i'm excited about, tell him what i saw, tell him what isn't going as well as we thought. and the same thing. when he comes from northern nigeria, he wants to tell me what he saw, what's going to be hard, how do we think about this? to be doing that together is both satisfying but to be working on something that you're so deeply passionate about and that uses every piece of your mind and your heart. it does, it giv
to assume and they don't like having all the pressure brought on by the united states to ratchet up the level of chinese obligation. >> rose: also this evening, french chef eric ripert of the famous new york restaurant la bernadine. >> so when i came to new york, we're talking about 20 years ago. i came with a very french way of seeing food with a very strong mediterranean influence and then i discovered japanese cuisine. i discovered chinese cuisine, i went to brooklyn and visit the stores where they have all the spices. i traveled throughout the u.s. and interact with many other chefs from other cultures. i discovered south america. i went to japan. and all of that is ultimately digested and comes back in the kind of... i call that smart fusion. >> rose: a look at china and the united states in the after math of the presidential visit and food through the skills of eric ripert next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: this evening we continue our coverage of president obama's visit to china. earlier today he
to be very important. but the biggest thing is the united states is going to do well. i mean, we can't move the railroad to china or india. they haven't figured out how to do that. so sort of like the song of new york-- we have to make it here or we can't make it anywhere. >> rose: frank sinatra. >> but it does move move a ton of good 470 miles on one gallon of diesel. a train replaces 280 trucks on the road. it emidst far less into the atmosphere that's damaging than trucking, and it moves-- i'm talking about the whole rail industry-- it moves 40% of the good. >> rose: and you have new ports of entry like houston. >> and we're going to have more people in this country and they're going to be using more kdz gdz over time. sure, there's a bad year from time to time. in the next 100 years there will probably be 15 bad years and i don't know what order they'll appear but i know the railroads will be essential. >> rose: when you called charlie munger and said i'm thinking about this, did he say right on warren? >> if charlie said right on warren, i would figure it would be a wrong number. that
they want in the united states. >> reporter: and susie, both g.m. and chrysler have gotten concessions from the u.a.w., so ford needs them to remain competitive. >> right, dianne, what are the chances of ford getting those concessions now that it's making money, doesn't that give the union a bargaining chip? >> absolutely. in fact, the uaw today said that the good inspections that ford reported today were part of the reason that the rank and file voted down the concessions. they said that they would not go back to the bargaining tablement but obviously if the financials would deteriorate from here, they might be encouraged to go back. we'll have to wait and see. >> another issue about where things are financially with ford, a lot of headlines today about that billion dollar profit but ford also has a lot of debt. something like $27 billion. so how does that play into its forecast. isn't that a serious problem? >> it is a problem. as you probably recall, they mortgaged a lot of assets to keep themselves out of bankruptcy. analysts say if the economy continues to improve, if the credit market
think if you add up the troops that the united states will commit as well as those that nato countries are going to commit and that's still a work in progress on the latter. i'm told by senior defense officials that general mcchrystal will be more or less satisfied with the number that he believes he needs to do the counterinsurgency campaign that he laid out in his strategic assessment earlier this year. >> suarez: now, it takes a while to get everybody deployed, doesn't it? >> it does. it will take several months, actually several weeks for the first troops. but the marines that you mentioned will be going in first early next year to be followed soon after by a number of... several hundred perhaps up to a thousand army trainers. these will be doing the initial training of afghan recruits. the recruits will then be put into their units and partnered with american units on the ground. this will be a phased deployment going over the next 12 to 18 months. the troops that you mention in your broadcast, up to some 30,000 or so will be phased in over that time frame. >> suarez: once all tho
it from europe, you see it from the united states and you see it from asia. tell me what you see. >> well, i see a very different situation. in europe there is no recovery and i think 2010's going to be a mediocre year in europe. same thing in japan. we don't see any recovery. we see resistance to the decline but no recovery. in the united states, things look more promising for the short term. you know, after a very large chop in the economy and particularly in the automobile industry. >> rose: but generally those impressions you just said are about the economy overall. >> yeah, but the economy overall we see slight growth in 2010. but a situation very different from one country to the other. >> rose: at what point in an economic recovery do consumers think about automobiles? >> well, you know, it depends where the consumer is. if he's in china or in brazil or india, he's thinking all the time about automobiles. what's the best opportunity? what's the best deal? and we're seeing these sales booming all the time. you know, no matter what. now, in that time, you have an increase of 5% or 10
-- and i would say enthusiastic role by the united states of america, these negotiations will not yield the kind of the kind of results that we are looking for. true, we would have hoped that the united states of america would have been more ambitious than what it has indicated. >> reporter: india is also one of the world's largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions, but is a relative newcomer to an industrialized economy. saran says the country has concerns that a climate agreement could stifle economic development. >> for us, climate change is not just a separate issue, it is intermixed with our developmental, you know, issues itself. so how we balance, you know, the problem of climate change with the other stresses and strains that the country is going through as this process of social and economic transformation, we would hope that there is some understanding of that challenge that we face. >> reporter: meantime, a series of studies released today in the british medical journal "the lancet" could give another boost to advocates of addressing climate change. the studies found that
but there is no question that commercial property in the united states is in bad shape it is going down. and there is a lot of genuine worries about that. dubai as a symbol might focus more attention next week but i think dubai is postly about emerging markets. our home problems are very much about the united states and they are very big and they are much bigger, actually, than the problems in dubai. >> warner: so the u.s. problems you think are a lot bigger. >> the total losses from the crisis so far worldwide which mostly concentrate on the united states $1.7 trillion. we're talking about credit losses in dubai of perhaps $20 billion. so that an order of magnitude, two orders of magnitude smaller in dubai than what we have seen in the united states. the additional problems in the united states are another 100, 200, 300 billion but they are coming on top of all these existing problems. they are coming into a banking system that is weak already in the united states. >> warner: so briefly do we have reason to be nervous by what happened today in dubai. >> yes, it should make us nervous. came at an ago waurd
of the united states kicked up a firestorm when he announced his decision to try the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks in new york federal court, not far from ground zero. try him by a civilian court, not by tribunal. >> how could you be more likely to get a conviction in federal court when khalid sheik mohammed has already asked to plead guilty before a military commission and be executed? [applause] >> i am not going to base the determination on where these cases are going to be brought on what the terrorists, what are murder wants to do. he will not select the prosecution then you -- venue. >> senator lindsey graham says this is an aversion of the justice system. what do you think, nina? >> i think it is a very hard decision that the attorney general made, and i will point out, as he did, that we have had a military commissions for seven years and we have not brought anybody to try because of problems with the commission. there is lots of evidence we don't know about and he will be convicted. but you don't think a forum this way -- you don't say a loud, "we will convict him in this one t
that we've had in the united states since the great depression. and that's a pretty sobering reality. >> reporter: speaking of sobering, by one measure, the jobless rate is actually closer to 17.5%. that's the figure, if you include part-timers who would rather be full-time and people so discouraged looking for work, they've given up. however, today's report did have some glimmers hope. though the economy lost 190,000 jobs last month, that's still well below january's peak. economist milton ezrati says the creation of 34,000 temporary position in october is also a positive sign. >> what happens is-- at a turn in the economy-- and there's good evidence that we are seeing a turn toward growth. business, of course, is very wary, and they're not likely to increase their staple payroll, their own payroll, until they are really sure that new sales levels are climbing. and they have secured a new higher level of activity. >> reporter: the big unknown is how the federal reserve will interpret today's data. the central bank may be reluctant to raise interest rates while the unemployment rate
together this time with the united states and with binding obligations in some form on china and other large emerging economies and it's significant because the scientific community globally has ratcheted up their sense of alarm and you are general they we really don't have too many years to begin are reducing the global warming pollution that is driving the earth's ecological system toward catastrophe. >> rose: stay with that. they say ten years. the window they say is ten years essentially? >> yeah, and they said that three years ago. >> rose: and cat trophy means what? >> there's certain elements in the earth's ecological system that could be pushed beyond a kind of tipping point the phrase is controversial. but if the greenland ice pack, for example, was induced to melt so rapidly that it could not be stopped that would lead to catastrophic sea level rise, similarly in west antarctica. either would produce a six to seven meter increase. the size of the continental united states, it's been there for three million years, a key element in the earth's ability to cool itself, if it disa
years? ten years? this s this moment of truth for the united states economic system going to come... >> well, things are hard to call but my sense is five to ten years. >> rose: we have five to ten years to do something about the deficit in america or... >> put-to-put us on a trajectory where.... >> rose: or we're argentina? >> we're not in good shape. when you lose your credibility, interest rates go up and you get in trouble and your options start getting worse because you're paying so much in interest payments. >> rose: why did you support john mccain over barack obama? >> i knew him from before and i think he's a great american. i have to say i'm very impressed with president obama so i'm certainly very comfortable with the outcome of the election. >> rose: are you impressed with what hank paulson, tim geithner, ben bernanke and then larry summers have done in order to meet the crisis? >> you know.... >> rose: where do you part company with what they did? >> the biggest complaint siff the fact that we xwaled out the people who lent money to the financial institutions. when we
to fulfil its obligations and eliminate its nuclear weapons program, the united states will support economic assistance and help promote its full integration in the community of nations. that opportunity and respect will not come with threats. north korea must live up to its obligations. >> reporter: that statement echoed president lee's offer of a "grand bargain"-- aid for the communist north in return for giving up nuclear weapons. >> the north koreans haven't yet conveyed what they thought of the grand bargain, but in order for the north koreans to ensure their stability, to improve the lives of the north korean population, to have economic prosperity, in short: for a better future for the north koreans, it is my wish that the north koreans adopt the grand bargain proposal. >> reporter: the offer came just a week after north and south korean ships exchanged fire near a disputed border in the yellow sea. neither president mentioned the sea clash today. instead, mr. obama announced he'll send an envoy to north korea next month-- the first direct talks between washington and pyongyang since
of the reasons that have been worried is the united states's focus on pakistan and the anti-terrorist strategy. they could say it was in the interest to focus on pakistan. >> shore. if you think of the region, as it was until recently, including islamabad, this is part of a spectrum. how much will to separate this, i'd think it is better to focus on the way it on how to bring india in and bring more cooperation begun to stabilize the whole region together. the net think the discussions and the two sides will have an understanding of how to proceed. >> just to look at money in business, with this relationship, a lot of it has to do with profit and economics. the nuclear deal to do a great deal to create jobs on both sides. >> absolutely. i think that once that is done reactors will be sold, but also, they will make the pitch for liberalizing the technology. i think once we open the door as well, there will be huge advances in trade, which has been growing quite fast and is quite balanced unlike in the case of india and china. the trade is more balanced. there is a big move to come into the unit
% by 2050. congress has not yet passed legislation which by make those cuts law in the united states. that is a battle still to be fought in washington. but the administration is clearly hoping that both domestic laws and an international treaty or attainable perhaps within the next year. >> just a note. visit our website for everything you need to know about climate change and the copenhagen summit. there are full details there on the science of global warming, also a summary of the main countries' positions. all that on our website. israel's prime minister has declared a 10-month restriction on new building in the jewish settlements on the best bank, but it doesn't include east jerusalem, and the palestinians have refused to attend taxi unless they stop building on all occupied territory. >> israel's plan is to restrict jewish settlement building on the west bank for a period of 10 months. it is aimed as bringing the palestinians back to the negotiating table. but many in the middle east see this as a cynical move. israel knows the palestinian position well. palestinian leaders hav
said today the united states will not be in afghanistan for another eight or nine years. that word as the administration lays the groundwork for president obama's announcement on tuesday of a new war strategy. darren gersh takes a look at a question many are asking: how much will the new strategy cost. and what will it mean for the economy? >> reporter: in iraq and afghanistan total spending is on pace to hit $1 trillion by the end of the 2010 budget year. our annual defense spending has not been this high since world war ii. but weighed against our gross domestic product the broadest measure of economic activity anthony cordesman, an adviser to the state department and pentagon says the wars in afghanistan and iraq are not an undue burden. >> with two wars and that includes still an iraq effort which is much more expensive than the afghan effort, the burden on the american economy is a little over 4% which is much lower than it was during most of the cold war. >> reporter: to date, the war in afghanistan has cost the nation $227 billion. the president has requested another $73 bil
in the united states, and i am the only comedian ever to have attacked the apollo audience. tavis: i want to hear this story. >> there was a young white wrapper on -- white rapper on, and the audience was heating up. i said you guys are so easy. you are impressed by it. i am offended by it. i said, what you do when you go to the zoo and you go to the monkey cage? he did not go to the monkey cage and say hello, my monkey, my name is paul. you got to the cage and make noises. you go to the monkey's level. that is how i look at that. if it offends me. tavis: and the apollo did what? >> they got quiet. it was the truth. i do not have to defend the truth. the truth defends itself. tavis: if you in your own mind are being truthful and you are killing it in your own mind and the audience is a quiet, is that success? the point is to make us laugh. >> the point is to make us laugh, but audiences like a monster. i remember when i used to try to please the audience and kiss their but, do any thing to make them happy, anything to get a laugh, i learned in beverly hills. i just said, you know what, i
though there are seven million more unimployed people in the united states than there were a year ago. tavis: i love the word shoptimism. >> i means several things. which is to say there's something that will compel us to show no matter what. i don't think it necessarily means we're going to shop with the same way, with the same recklessness, the same mind set, but we will find way to shop. where there's a will to shop, there's a way to shop. >> shopping and buying can be very anxious. it's both pleasurable and painful and nervous making on the other hand. oftentimes we lose sight of the fact that while i'm not condoning reckless spending, or people getting way into debt, i think there are material buys that even if we buy them emotionally, they do add something meaningful to our lives. and in the book i try to explore exactly what that is. tavis: some examples of that since we're on it. >> i interviewed a woman in minnesota who's father had recently died. and she and her brother went back to his house to clean out his stuff. and she took some of his things back to her house. and they
threat to the united states. >> woodruff: we heard the president say today when the american people hear our rationale, we think they will come along. >> maybe. >> woodruff: that's what he made. >> maybe. a lot of that has to do with the perception of whether the united states can win there and people don't judge the military situation very well. and whether the afghanistan... the people in after dan stan... the afghanistan government can succeed after we've left. there are a a lot of doubts on the part of the public about that. >> woodruff: josh gerstein, pull some of this together. what are the political forces out there weighing on the president? >> here's what i think the basic problem is. it is that we may know by 2011 or 2012 whether the decision the president is about to announce is a success. we may know whether there's better traction for the u.s. mission in afghanistan. we're probably not going to know about the time members of congress face re-election in november of next year. in fact, not all the troops that the president is expected to send there will even be in country by
helped the hijackers reach the united states, then sent them $120 thousand dollars for expenses and flight training. the suspects have been held for as long as 5 years-- at secret sites and at guantanamo-- and have been subjected to harsh interrogations. khalid sheikh mohammed was reportedly water-boarded 183 times in 2003 before the practice was banned. but at today's news conference, attorney general holder said he was sure of convictions. >> the reality is-- and i want to be as assuring as i can-- that, based on all of my experience and based on all of the recommendations and the great work and the research that has been done, that i am quite confident that the outcomes in these cases will be successful ones. >> reporter: and in japan, president obama said he believes the u.s. federal courts are up to the job. >> i am absolutely convinced that khalid sheik mohammad will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. the american people will insist on it and my administration will insist on it. >> reporter: the idea of bringing the detainees to the u.s. has already run in
in asia. >> the united states does not seek to contain china. on the contrary. the rise of a strong and a prosperous china can be a source of strength for the community of nations. gwen: and in afghanistan -- >> there is now a clear window of opportunity for president karzai and his government to make a new compact with the people of afghanistan. gwen: while on the home front, sarah palin turns best selling author. >> alaska and michigan have so much in common, with the hockey moms and the fishing. gwen: but what else does she have in mind? covering the week, karen tumulty of "time" magazine, david sanger of "the new york times," doyle mcmanus of "the los angeles times," and john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news. >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic excellence, live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill, produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> the john hopkins global m.b.a., integrating global expertise with international understanding to develop leaders for a better wor
these are men who are either legal residents of the united states or in some cases citizens of the united states. and the reason why the f.b.i. became so concerned is it was... it seemed to be a much broader attempt at attempting to radicalize people in the united states than they've really seen before. >> warner: how did the justice department first get wise to this. >> the interesting facet of this. essentially the families of many of the young men came forward to ask that the f.b.i. help in finding them. you know, many of these older relatives of the young men were concerned that this was going on. they had inklings but no concrete facts to base that on. they came to f.b.i. asking for help to find their sons. >> warner: these young men had just disappeared. >> in many cases, yes, they had essentially packed up and gone and the family feared the worst. >> warner: has it been absolutelyly established that as the charges lay out that some of these young men at least have shown up in somalia, they have gone to terrorist training camps? they have even engaged in combat? >> yes, there is one partic
's announcement of a new battle plan for afghanistan in a national address tuesday night from the united states military academy at west point. the military says it could include some 30,000 troops-- a roughly 50% increase in the number of u.s. forces there, but administration officials caution that the president has not settled on a final figure. in his thanksgiving address from the white house, mr. obama offered gratitude to troops overseas and their families. >> we keep in our thoughts and prayers the many families marking this thanksgiving with an empty seat, saved for a son or daughter, a husband or a wife stationed in harm's way. we say a special thanks for the sacrifices those men and women in uniform are making for our safety and freedom. >> reporter: president obama later made calls to 10 u.s. servicemen and women stationed in war zones to give his personal thanks. other nato leaders also are considering sending more troops to afghanistan, including german chancellor angela merkel. officials there were focused today on the forced resignations of the head of germany's armed forces and a
is promoting her political memoir. it is generating huge interest in the united states and our special correspondent is in washington for us. >> they could be another launchpad. it is already a best seller but are we witnessing a start of a dry run for 2012, a run for the white house? it could be an attempt to bring back sarah palin maniac. -- sarah palin mania. everybody wanted to know every single detail about. the power of the sarah palin phenomenon. >> i will be honored to accept your nomination for vice president of the united states. [applause] they say the difference between a hockey mother and a pit bull -- lipstick. >> how are you? >> so good, so good to hear you, and thank you for calling us. >> it is a pleasure. >> can't predict what the next fish run is going to look like so i cannot predict what is going to happen in the next couple of years. i will be in charge of the turkeys. >> is she really seen as a credible candidate for the white house? there is a new poll out. >> if you look at the latest poll, they found that 53% said they would not consider voting for sarah palin
sides to avoid confrontation. north korea has called for direct talks with the united states on nuclear disarmament. it appears the country wants to return to negotiations. pyongyang has warned it will go its own way unless washington agrees. the former bosnian sesh leader radovan karadzic will appear at his trial. he said he needed more time, much more time, to prepare his defense. he denies all the charges. he says the tribunal must give him nine more months to prepare. one of his legal team said he would attend the tribunal on tuesday to discuss how to end the stalemate. >> nothing has changed since last week. he will appear tomorrow, though, because tomorrow is another day and it's a more procedural hearing than a trial itself. he wants to participate and try to find a solution for this problem. >> stay with us, if you can. bbc world news. still to come, the blood diamonds of zimbabwe. campaigners are calling for a ban on sales. >> first, though, it could tell us a lot about the impact climate change is having on our planet. the european space agency has sclfl launched a satellite f
's. >>> the day at the data states voiced its concern -- the day after the united states voiced its concern about israel bulldozing homes, washington had sharply rebuked israel for plans for 900 new homes in the largely arab region. according to president obama, it could lead to a very dangerous situation. it >> 30,000 people already live here. israel is building new homes and says it will continue to do so. they see it as part of their capital, jerusalem. this is east jerusalem, part of land that israel captured in a war more than 40 years ago under international law. they're not supposed to build on occupied land. as long as it does, say palestinians, they will not restart the stalled peace talks. the palestinian prime minister voiced frustration with the stalled peace process and the is -- and the israeli expansion of settlements. >> it is a question of settlement policy. there is no such thing. there is no such thing when it comes to settlement activity. it either its stops completely or does not stop. >> not israel's building plans have provoked anger and concern across the international com
about right now. >> the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the united states and four other detainees are to go on trial in new york. algerian football players were injured, saying their bus was attacked as they arrived in cairo for a world cup qualifier. the alliance between the united states and japan is everything, words from president obama as he tries to sue the strained relations between the two countries. japan's new government makes it less dependent on the u.s. >> it is mr. obama's first trip to japan as president, and the message he is bringing with a vowel is that america is back and ready to [unintelligible] japanese prime minister was also elected, promising change, but what he wants is a more equal relationship with the u.s., something president obama was keen to reassure him of it. america has been behind japan's rise since the end of world war two, providing its defense in exchange for a strategic launch pad in the heart of asia. that relationship is being strained by a growing resentment over the continuing u.s. presence. u.s. power here is slipping. >> sinc
had been shot by hasan. he is a buzz -- he's a muslim born in united states, of born of jordanian presence. they are wondering whether he had been radicalized by the wars in this country is fighting overseas. >> we were taken on to the base today, just after they lifted the lockdown, and here we spoke to one of the first soldiers on the scene. >> you have people trying to move, trying to triage. >> what were you doing? >> just trying to help to secure, things like that. you had so many people moving. >> at the same time, medics and nurses were rushing to help. one colonel told us they saved many lives. >> you could write books about how they took care of these patients. the were lots of lives saved because of my nurses and techs exactly what you do and they did it well. >> police came and went, saying little about the investigation. the suspected gunman is in hospital under armed guard. the army wants answers, and quickly. matthew price, up bbc news, fort hood, texas. >> there has been another shooting in the u.s., this time in an office building in orlando, florida. the gunman ha
does this all of this mean for the united states? for sure, we benefit from a more and better educated population overseas. but we also face some risks. because as everybody else invests in higher education, the united states will no longer be the obvious choice for the worlds talent; both students and faculty. i've seen this happen in our own searches for young faculty, lured away by attractive offers from foreign universities. the competition is not exactly fierce today, but if we continue to lose talent, how can we maintain the best universities for your kids and mine? and how can we maintain our edge in innovation and economic competitiveness? let's start by recognizing that the world is different. i'm nada eissa. >> paul: recapping today's market action strong housing data help push stocks higher. the dow gained 132 points and the nasdaq added almost 30 points. to learn more about the stories in tonight's broadcast and to read econo-blogger terri cullen's take on the impact of plunging state revenues go to "nightly business report" on pbs.org. you can also email us at nbr@pbs.org.
: china is one of the biggest exported to the united states. and it pegs its currency to the dollar. so at a stores that sell a lot of chinese goods-- prices are typically not affected much by currency fluctuations. while prices for some imports may be rising due to the weak dollar, the bottom line is that inflation doesn't seem to be much of a risk. >> if every product in the u.s. was imported, i would be more concerned about that. but it isn't. and not every price of an import gets passed through all the way to the consumer anyway. >> reporter: speaking of passing through the weak dollar makes it cheaper for europeans to vacation in cities like new york. that bring badly-needed money to the stores, hotels, and restaurants. erika miller, nightly business report, new york. >> paul: weakness in the dollar helped wall street open higher as did disney's better than expected earnings that we told you about last night. buyers were also inspired by j.c. penney's more upbeat earnings and revenue forecasts. two hours into trading the dow was sporting an 80 point gain with the nasdaq up 13 point
. the united states and its allies came to afghanistan after september 11. afghanistan was troubled before that too. so they're here to fight the terrorism. so that's -- we share that, and of course we need to build afghanistan and need to be able to defend themselves and to stand on its own feet and to do good for its people. that is an afghan responsibility trilaterally to get to where we want to be in terms of a better government, a better society. a plan that delivers the services to the afghan people. >> margaret: your foreign minister issued a statement saying that they considered the statements from some of these to be interference and lack of respect for afghan sovereignty. do you see it that way? >> well, we must all be very careful while we are partners with one another while we work together, while we are travelling this journey together. but our partnership and our advice is a friendly one and with good intentions and not one that can be interpreted any other way. >> margaret: and did you feel that president obama and gordon brown and kai eide crossed the line? >> well, i've he
're the laggard. the u.s. is different. >> rose: everybody wonders, they look at china and the united states and they wonder where the demand will come for all these chinese products and if it's not coming from the united states, what will be the impact of that and if it's coming from somewhere else, what will be the impact of it? >> well, the... i mean, the conventional wisdom is that the chinese economy is a bubble and we're in the stage where everybody knows about bubbles, everybody sees bubbles everywhere. they think china is a bubble. but i don't think so. and there are clear signs that domestic demand in china is picking up. so that chinese products, some of those chinese products that they were exporting to the rest of the world are going to be consumed internally in china. so the chinese economy is making the transition from being an export and investment-led economy to being a domestic demand driven economy. and that's global... >> rose: is it going to the point of being a demand driven economy? is it just taking the first few steps towards it? >> i'm not sure these exactly the righ
thought a second-term karzai was a credible partner for the u.s. and its allies. >> the united states and the international community based on the experience they've had in the past few years to make that judgment. but there is no doubt that the international community, to make success, to turn this into a success, they do need credible and reliable partners. >> warner: abdullah denied making any last-minute deal with karzai. but he said another player in the election drama, the taliban, which waged attacks on voters and election workers alike, had influenced his choice. >> when i made that decision security was not the sole reason. that was a reason. lives are involved in this. lives are not just devoted but those who are providing security for us. >> warner: last night scott wharton, whose u.n.-affiliated electoral complaints commission, rang the bell on the fraud in the first round said there was no road map to determine the next step. >> the electoral law is not entirely clear on how to handle a withdrawal in the second round. >> warner: so the constitution and the election laws c
. it is here to fight the war on terror. the united states and its allies came to afghanistan after september 11. afghanistan was troubled like hell before that, too. nobody bothered about us. >> ifill: afterward, published reports said those remarks rankled american officials as they wrestle with sending more troops to afghanistan. president obama has been weighing options for months, and today, in china, he talked about it with cnn. >> i will announce that decision certainly in the next several weeks. the pieces involved number one, making sure that the american people understand we do have a vital interest in making sure that al qaeda cannot attack us and that they can't use afghanistan as a safe haven. we have a vital interest in making sure that afghanistan is sufficiently stable that it can't infect the entire region with violent extremism. >> ifill: that decision will come as public support for the afghan war continues to fall. a "washington post"-abc news poll published today found 52% of americans now believe the war has not been worth fighting. support for the war in other nato-memb
the president of the united states. this time the dalai lama came to washington and president obama wouldn't meet with him because he didn't want to offend the chinese government which has major disputes. he did not want to offend them on the eve of his trip. that i think is a theme you're going to see playing out over the next few days. tavis: first asia. now jump to afghanistan. i'll come back to the troop issue in just a second. first, president karzai set to be sworn in for a second term on thursday. we all know the turmoil around the elections. on the other side of his inauguration for the second term on thursday, what position are we now in dealing with him leading this country? >> he is an extremely imperfect character. that said, i'm not convinced that the other players that we had hoped would have won or been more competitive would have been that much better. karzai is not our solution in iraq. -- in afghanistan, sorry. our path to potential success in afghanistan is going to be to improve the quality of the situation. if we do that, it will draw local afghanis out to participate
't know where to put them. they've got people that congress says you can't bring into the united states, even though courts here have said, if you can't find anyplace else for these people you can't just hold them. you ought to bring them here. the congress has said no you don't. the problem of finding other countries willing to take them because the united states will not send them back to their home country if it fears they will be tortured. that's the hard part about closing down gitmo. gwen: let me ask you and peter about the resignation today of the white house counsel gregory craig. many reports said it had to do with his management of guantanamo. what did the attorney general say? >> the attorney general said he was surprised by it. they're friends, he says he likes him and thought he was very able, noted that although he was an early supporter of the clintons and had worked hard for president clinton, he was then an early supporter of president obama. sort of stuck his neck out. gwen: he thinks it had nothing to do with guantanamo. >> that's right. sgl what does the white house
of the recent book "the fourth star: four generals and the epic struggle for the future of the united states army." greg jaffe, thank you for being with us. >> thanks. >> woodruff: why are all these recommendations on afghanistan being paid public. is this what the administration wants. >> i think that is probably the last thing that they want right now. but it's been a long, drawn-out process. it's a huge decision for this president and this administration. somewhat of a contentious process. i think there are strong feelings on both sides in terms of how many troops you should send, how long they should be there, what they should be doing. so just one of these natural kind of things that tends to happen in washington when you have competing bureaucracies, competing priorities, you tend to get a lot of leaks. >> woodruff: so it really is as messy as, i don't know, what adjective would you use, how would you describe the process? >> you know, it is certainly complicated. it has certainly gone on for a while. i don't know if messy is the right one to use am they do seem to be moving to a decis
. in the united states, credit cards have functioned within a system where it's legal for card issuers to charge any fee or any interest rate they want without limits. >> the credit card industry has always been the wild west. the card issuers held all the cards. they could do anything they want-- $39 late fees and $35 over-limit fees; 30% interest rates. and yes, it got crazy. competition ramped up to such a level that it created an industry that was out of control. >> bergman: the industry got out of control because, over the last 30 years, regulations on banks and consumer lending that had been in place since the great depression were steadily eliminated. >> the cops left the streets. there was no one on the beat. >> bergman: christopher dodd of connecticut is the chairman of the senate banking committee. >> where were the regulators in all of this? >> bergman: he says that, for decades, both republicans and democrats voted for deregulation. >> look, i voted for it. >> bergman: you voted for the deregulation? >> yes. but we were wrong. and the message out there to the financial industry was,
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